Wild Mercy gives authors a platform to share their creative writing with an eager audience. This season (Spring 2012) takes place at the UM FLAT (www.umt.edu/umflat), a sustainable project house sponsored by the University of Montana's Environmental Studies department. Hosted by Phil Condon, writer and associate professor at the University of Montana.
#1 - February 7th, 2012 - Russ Van Paepeghem and Sara Call
share their writings. From their upbringings in Idaho, both have ended up in Missoula, walking along different paths.
Music: "Magog" by Jon Wheeler (available at http://www.archive.org/details/JonWheelerMagog)
#2 - February 14th, 2012 - Beth Baker and Lauren Koshere
, co-editors of Camas, the Environmental Studies Department's literary journal, read from their finished pieces and works-in-progress, on the topics of family, rootedness, and the Green Bay Packers.
Music: "The Lark in the Clear Air" and "Over the Waterfall" by Shake that Little Foot (available at http://www.archive.org/details/Shake_that_Little_Foot)
#3 - February 21st, 2012 - Micah Sewell and Talasi Brooks
read their nonfiction works on the history of beer, creation stories of many types, and women's rights.
Music: "Ain't Misbehavin'" by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra - recorded July 22, 1929 - available at http://www.archive.org/details/Misbehavin
#4 - February 28th, 2012 - Emerald LaFortune and David Oates
Music: "Waterbound" by Shake that Little Foot (available at http://www.archive.org/details/Shake_that_Little_Foot)
#5 - March 7, 2012 - Grace Brogan and Danielle Lattuga
Music: "Capitan Betty" by Marimba Centro-Americana de Guatemala, recorded 1917 (available here
) and "Tsenko Minkin" by Tatiana Koleva (from http://tatianakoleva.com/)
#6 - March 14, 2012 - Kate Sheridan and Robin Keisic
Music: "Sally Ann" by Shake That Little Foot (available at http://www.archive.org/details/Shake_that_Little_Foot)